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Alexander Droessler

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'Big Men' shows Nigerian shadow over Ghana's oil
By  • 12 August 2014
Oil discoveries should bring prosperity. Yet new producer Ghana is haunted by the oil-fueled problems of nearby Nigeria. When the American oil company Kosmos Energy came to Ghana for the first time in 2005, no…
Melting ice fuels competition for Arctic resources
By  • 24 April 2014
Planted in the seabed more than two and a half miles beneath the North Pole is a titanium Russian flag. Placed there in 2007 by the Russian mini submarines Mir-1 and Mir-2, the act was…
Egypt: Islamist journalists arrested for incitement
By  • 16 April 2014
Egyptian authorities detained two journalists for an Islamist news website April 9 and accused them of inciting and committing violence in recent protests. Ahmed al-Ajos and Abdel Rahman Shaheen, correspondents for the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom…
Al Jazeera trial highlights Egyptian military’s media crackdown
By  • 6 March 2014
On his first day of trial in Egypt, Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy told reporters to send the following message to his fiancé: "Tell her I love her. Big wedding when I get out.” His…
Stemming the tide
By  • 7 February 2014
Gays and lesbians face harsh prison penalties or even death in most nations of sub-Saharan Africa. In many countries, homophobia is growing. I met Ochuko at an online dating community for gay men. He told…
The leaders behind Ukraine's unrest
By , • 30 January 2014
  [caption id="attachment_299" align="alignright" width="300"] In this Monday July 11, 2011 file photo former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a trial hearing at the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov,…
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